A new hand hygiene training course has been developed by two nurses from Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust specifically for people with a learning disability.
SeeAbility’s research suggests that four out of every ten pupils in special schools have never had a sight test, even though children with learning disabilities are 28 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other children.
Campaigners have called for mandatory training to ensure people with learning disabilities are treated properly in hospital.
The Paul Ridd Foundation, named after a man who died in 2009 partly as a result of hospital neglect, said a standard for care was needed.
It is a priority for government to improve access to health and care services for people with living disabilities and long-term conditions. Effective co-ordination of care across and within health and care services is seen to be one of the crucial factors in improving quality of life and health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities.
The Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to explore best practice, identify barriers and enablers and how challenges can be overcome, to help to improve practice across the board.
A brief guide to mental capacity for adult siblings of people with lifelong learning disability and/or autism.